American Hand Poked Tattoos

Recently Karl Juthans  started this piece, pictured below:


This piece has been done in the American Hand Poked Style, and took about 6-7 hours to complete.  Picture below is the second session of the tattoo.1524790_649409325124400_903869189_n

Hand poking tattoos and tapping tattoos trace their technique and roots back to multiple cultures and this style in particular is a bit different.  For example, the Samoan and Polynesian tattooing techniques utilizes two tools to tap the the piece onto the skin.  Another variation is the traditional Japanese style of tattooing, which involves the use of a long rod to ink the tattoo into place.

Stay tuned for more updates on this style and if you’re interested in a custom tattoo, please feel free to stop by our award-winning Honolulu tattoo studio.  Our team of talented and caring Hawaii tattoo artists are very experienced, professionally licensed and certified by the Department of Health, and happy to assist you in developing a piece that you will love for the rest of your life.

We are located at 434 Ena Road and we are 434 Tattoo!!!

The 411 about 434:

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii


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